The Wellwood is conveniently located in Charlestown, Maryland within an hour of Philadelphia, Dover, Lancaster & Baltimore.
The Wellwood is your all-in-one reception & ceremony venue with beautiful water views & unsurpassed service. We are a full-service location providing your reception food & beverage package, table linen, service staff and assistance with managing your wedding day details. Customized isn’t just a word to us; it’s an attitude.
Facilities & Capacity
The Wellwood comfortably accommodates guest lists up to 300 guests in our climate controlled tented banquet pavilion – air conditioning for spring & summer; heating for fall & winter.
The Wellwood restaurant can accommodate up to 50 guests in our dining room. The Wellwood restaurant has private and semi-private dining spaces available to host your rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, guest meet & greet and send off brunch.
Our waterfront ceremony set up overlooking the North East River provides a beautiful setting for your vows. We provide your ceremony arch, white runner, chairs, tables for your unity service and programs as well as bottled water at the ceremony site.
Reception menu packages feature station & hand-passed hors d’oeuvre, buffet, served meals and station style meal services. Vegetarian & Gluten free meals are available too! Consider a fun twist by including some sushi or a themed menu! The Wellwood specializes in Maryland Seafood. There are different beverage package options including options to add table side wine service or an hour of cordials. Please share your menu and beverage ideas with us - we are happy to customize a menu for you!
Also, The Wellwood's wedding packages include floor-length polyester table cloths and napkins in a wide variety of colors. The main reception area is complete with all of your tables, choice of chairs (white folding chairs or chiavari chairs), china, flatware, glassware, appetizer display, colored uplighting, head table and cake backdrops.
The Wellwood's events team will design your reception floor plan and reception time line to help you with your day of details and coordinate with your other vendors on your wedding day to ensure your details are complete and your guests are served with a smile.
There are vacation homes available for rental right next door to the Wellwood that provide a fantastic place to spend your honeymoon night and a great place to get ready for your wedding day!
Area hotels are located within three miles of our location. The Wellwood courtesy shuttle has two scheduled pick up times to bring your guests to our location and two scheduled return times to return your guests to a North East MD hotel.
Water taxi (seasonal)
Accommodates up to 15 passengers with a full bar onboard & bluetooth sound system. The Captain is available to schedule a private cruise for your group.
22 Reviews for The Wellwood
Recommended by 95% of couples
Alexis · Married on 09/09/2017
We could not be happier with choosing the Wellwood for our September 9th wedding!!! Angela made sure that from the beginning of the planning process to the very last minute of our night, everything ran as smooth as could be. The day was absolutely stress free because of her and wonderful staff. Angela went above and beyond to accommodate for us. She even took the time to pack us to go containers of our meals in case we did not get the chance to eat. It just showed that she really does love what she does and cares for the couples that choose the Wellwood. We cannot say enough great things about her.Sent on 09/18/2017
The venue itself was great as well. The scenery was absolutely perfect, since we got to say "I do" with the beautiful water view in the background. Our food was delicious, and we have heard nothing but compliments about how good everything was and how people cannot wait to go back there for dinner.
We would recommend the Wellwood in a heartbeat to anyone considering having their wedding there!
Amber · Married on 06/02/2018
I cannot say anything but positive things about the Wellwood and Angela! We had the most perfect wedding there, and Angela was there to help every step of the way! Angela worked with me for over a year to help me plan my big day and she was very responsive and flexible whenever we met with her. We were concerned that we would not have enough space to store all of our decor, or enough time to set up the venue on the day of the wedding so Angela and her team allowed us to start setting up some of our stuff the night before the wedding to make sure that everything got done. Angela coordinated the rehearsal and the rehearsal dinner to make sure that everything went smooth, and she was there during each step of the wedding day whether that was to drive me to my first look photos, made sure that my husband and I got a little time to ourselves on a get-away bus between the ceremony and reception that was packed with the appetizers that we might not have been able to have otherwise, made sure that my husband and I (plus our parents) had drinks throughout the night and she even got me a safety pin ASAP when my dress came apart on the top. I would HIGHLY recommend the Wellwood and Angela and her team for any event that anyone is planning!Sent on 07/04/2018
Chase · Married on 10/01/2016
What more could I say about Angela, Larry, and the staff at the Wellwood? From the months leading up to the wedding, the rehearsal dinner, and the day of the wedding ceremony and reception, we were extremely happy with our decision to make the Wellwood such a big part of our day! My wife and I knew we wanted a place by the water and in the quiet little town of Charlestown you couldn't ask for a better view of the Northeast River as it opens up into the Chesapeake. Then, when it came time to taste test the food, that sealed the day. Angela was very busy, as many people schedule weddings at this gorgeous and affordable venue, but was always willing to make time for us to discuss any concerns or questions we had. The packages that they offered for food and open bar were very reasonably priced and the amount of food we got, on top of the top quality, couldn't have been better. Unfortunately on the day of our wedding, mother nature did not want to cooperate, as it rained, but Angela and her staff transformed the large permanent tent structure into a beautiful setting for the ceremony, and then again for the reception. Be prepared for a lot of guests to tell you how much they loved the food, staff, and service here, along with the quaint water views. Last but not least the afterparty at the main bar makes for a great time, and the Wellwood can even set up after party food for you to make it last long into the night! Thanks for everything Angela! We hope to visit soon!Sent on 01/08/2017